You could call this an argument of quantity vs quality. As a premium cable channel, HBO makes far fewer shows than Netflix, but with an incredibly high hit rate. Netflix has plenty of new shows every single week, but many series you'll probably never watch. Still, for breadth and regularity of content, Netflix is still the king for TV. We look forward to seeing HBO Max challenge that, though. … [Read more...] about Netflix vs HBO Max: why it’s a closer fight than you think
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Here’s where we find ourselves: after nearly three years of relentless campaigning, a version of the Snyder Cut, in whatever form it might be, is happening. The response was immediate: Snyder devotees vowed to sign up for HBO Max, and AT&T’s corporate Twitter accounts started engaging with the rowdiest fans. Even though Snyder’s version of Justice League won’t hit HBO Max until sometime in 2021, an army of aficionados became convinced that AT&T — one of the largest telecom companies in the world that, until last week, Snyder fans mentioned relentlessly on Twitter — was on their side. … [Read more...] about Snyder Cut fans demanded AT&T’s attention, and now AT&T is demanding their cash
NBC's Peacock is also launching in JulyQuibi was the latest streaming service to launchThe best TV shows of 2020 so farWhat else makes HBO Max worth a look?As with Disney Plus, the back catalogue is what's appealing about HBO Max, and unlike Disney, the archive is much broader and more adult. That HBO archive is enormously appealing, and given that this service costs the same as a HBO Now subscription, it seems like a win-win. … [Read more...] about HBO Max finally has a release date – but is its launch content any good?
One of these brand new shows from Sesame Street is The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo, a late-night-styled talk show featuring the global phenomenon, the one and only Elmo, along with his pal Cookie Monster. Together, they have fun with games and modern topics, interview celebrities, and generally indulge in the same brand of wholesome shenanigans we see from traditionally adult-oriented late-night talk shows. With this powerhouse of children’s entertainment in its portfolio, HBO Max is oddly enough proving to be one of the must-have streaming subscriptions for families with kids. … [Read more...] about What to Watch on HBO Max at Launch
Karma (June 18): hosted by YouTuber Michelle Khare, Karma test the mental and physical stamina of kids aged 12-15 by taking them completely off-grid and setting them challenges.Adventure Time: Distant Lands (June 25): these four breakout specials of the hit animation start with the adventures of the adorable little robot, BMO.Doom Patrol season 2 (June 25): DC's motley group of heroes return now that they're shrunk in size and stranded on Cliff's toy race track.Esme & Roy (June 25): this animated series from the makers of Sesame Street sees colourful monsters overcoming obstacles as a team.Search Party season 3 (June 25): a comedy thriller about over-privileged young people in search of a missing friend, and bad things ensue.Close Enough (June 9): surreal animated comedy that follows families navigating their thirties, and the many commitments that entails.Expecting Amy (June 9): three-part documentary on comic Amy Schumer. Includes her difficult pregnancy and her work on a … [Read more...] about HBO Max: price, free trial, movies, the Snyder Cut and more explained